Ain’t It the Life
By Dwip November 8, 2003, 2:23 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So I saw Matrix: Revolutions last night, but we’ll talk about that later.

So Dad’s hobby just so happens to be photography. And, as it so happens, he was part of a local show at LaSells here on campus last night (or is, I should say, as the pics are still there, but). And he wanted me to come for part of it. So I, with my devious mind, got an idea. “Hey, Tali, Laurent. Come see Dad’s photography, and meet the parents who you haven’t despite my having been friends with you for 5 years, and we’ll go see the Matrix after.” Ok, this works. So they come, I come, we all hang out at the show. So there’s going to be a poetry reading of local stuff. Arright. Not my cup of tea, but whatever. Turns out one of the readers is my former English teacher from a couple years ago, who I really liked. “Wow,” I’m thinking. Small world.

But wait, it gets better.

So later, we’re in line at the Matrix, and I hear this “Erik!” Look around, and who should be 2 places ahead of us in line but Suzanne. Arright. This is TOO weird. So we stand there and BS for 10 minutes or so until they let people in, both of us more or less ignoring her date. Right. This despite the fact we talk at least once a week on ICQ. *shrug*

Anyway, the movie. For those of you what haven’t seen it, thar be SPOILERS ahead, Cap’n!

I expected more crunchy plot details. Explanations. But no, we didn’t get a lot of those. No wordy Architect-style expositions about things. This, it appears from the reviews, has confused quite a lot of people. I was not among them. Then again, I appear to have been at the top of my movie comprehension game right then, but more on that in a moment. My only hangup – did Neo, or did Neo not have magical powers in the real world? The best explanation I’ve heard says that no, he was somehow jacked into the machine’s network. Not the Matrix, but their own internal one. Ok. That’s pretty screwy, but I buy it better than magic powers. Then again, there was so much Christian symbolism scattered around… Which was a peeve. Neo-as-blinded-Tyr was cool. Neo on the mechanical King Arthur funeral barge was cool. Neo-as-Christ on the cross of light, less cool but arright. But the cross of light running through the streets at the end of the Smith/Neo fight? The freaking cross of blood on whasshername’s arm? There were doubtless others. Rub it in, why don’t we. Then again, I appear to be the only one who actually caught those, so whatever.

Oh well. Back to studying.

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avatar Comment by Raine #1
November 9, 2003 at 7:29 am

Nope, you weren’t the only one driven up the wall by the Christian refs ;p And I haven’t figured out an explanation for why he needed to be assimilated by Smith before the Matrix could be “rebooted”. Neo did not have magical powers in the real world… he just had ::The Force::.